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Experienced Dog Trainers in New Jersey with 30+ Years of Expertise

If you’re dealing with a disobedient or aggressive dog, it can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. Get the help you need from an experienced dog trainer: it could be the difference between a special bond between you and your pup and life-changing consequences in your home. Based in South Jersey, we train dogs throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the entire Tri-State area. Contact us today to get your evaluation.

Happy Dogs Boarding and Training (HDBT) is a beautiful, full service kennel, founded with the busy dog owner in mind. HDBT is owned by professional trainers, with over 30+ years of experience. By continuing education and testing of our staff, we maintain a recognized level of competence in pet care, and specialize in delivery of safe and effective dog training. HDBT is not a high volume based facility, allowing us to give you and your pet personal attention! Providing a high standard of professionalism and knowledge in a safe, secure, pet, and people-friendly environment is our goal.

It is our mission to deliver the very best dog training with unprecedented care all the while keeping your dog relaxed and comfortable.

Happy Dogs Boarding and Training represents everything big box pet retail store training is not. We have all of the latest technology in professional dog training and your dog’s visit with us will be engaging and comfortable. Trips to Happy Dogs Boarding and Training are experiences you and your dog can look forward to – where you can rest assured knowing our experienced team is delivering first class care using up to the minute technology and years of experience. We treat your dogs the same way we treat our dogs that go on to executive protection or movie roles.

Common Dog Training Problems Successfully Resolved by Our Programs

Many dog trainers in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York seek our expertise to tackle the challenges of training dogs with difficult behavioral problems. 

 

  • Barking Issues: Some dogs tend to bark excessively, leading to noise disturbance for the owner or neighbors.
  • Chewing and Destruction: Dogs, especially puppies, often chew on furniture and other household items, causing damage.
  • Separation Anxiety: Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety, which may lead to destructive behavior when left alone.
  • Aggression: Some dogs may exhibit aggressive behaviors, such as growling, biting, and snarling.
  • Toilet Training Issues: Toilet training can be a challenge, with some dogs struggling to understand the concept.
  • Leash Pulling: Some dogs can be difficult to control on a leash, they may pull or refuse to move in the intended direction.
  • Inadequate Socialization: Dogs that are not properly socialized may become fearful or aggressive towards other dogs or people.
  • Following Basic Obedience commands: Sit, Down, Come, Heel, Place, Ok, Let’s go
  • Jumping: Some dogs can be difficult to control because of jumping and other hyper-activity issues.

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michael Quigley Jrmichael Quigley Jr
01:24 10 Dec 23
I want to thank John Soares and his staff, for their remarkable training with our 5 year old German Shepherd, Duke. Prior to training with John Soares, my wife found Duke to be unmanageable when walking Duke outside. Duke became Dog Aggressive. Duke's tugging and barking had to be addressed.Having trained with John Soares years ago with success, I had total confidence, John and his excellent experienced staff would correct Dukes behavior. After John evaluated Dukes behavior, John explained to my wife and I in great detail, why Duke behaved in this manner. John designed a custom training plan to aid in Dukes training. Understand, No two dogs are alike.With Johns advice, my wife and I scheduled Duke for a Board and Stay Training. On a frequent basis during Dukes stay, John sent use training videos of Dukes improvement. John always maintain open lines of communication.After completing Dukes stay, John did a series of one on one training sessions with Duke, both my wife and I. The results were positive and enlightening.Both my wife and I applaud John Soares and his excellent and experience training staff with working with Duke. Having worked as a volunteer in a local kennel, I seen to many dogs surrendered for this type of behavior. I knew if anyone could correct this behavior, John Soares could.There are dog trainers and then there is John Soares. The teacher of trainers. Johns knowledge and experience with canines must be recognized as Outstanding. John has a God given Gift with training and communicating with Mans Best Friend.Both my wife and I highly recommend John Soares and no other.John with out doubt is a FIVE STAR TRAINER an a Great Guy!!!
Jah GJah G
01:48 26 Nov 23
Our 1 year old GSD just finished his board and train. We cannot say enough great things about John and his training. I mean just look at his history! You can immediately tell his passion for this is genuine. We cannot recommend him enough. Our Echo had a tough life before us. We all believe he was not dumped, but he was an escape artist and they forgot to microchip him on time. With that, he did not know proper manners. After the shelter found him as a stray, he was adopted and then surrendered THREE times by THREE different families. All because he lacked obedience, which was never his fault. John has not only trained Echo, but also trains us so that we are setting him up for continued success. We will definitely be continuing training with him. Thank you John and your team for taking great care of our boy.
Doodle DogDoodle Dog
18:27 06 Nov 23
Excellent! Worth the wait! I wouldn’t hesitate recommending!
Ben.Ben.
02:20 12 Sep 23
There is no enough what I can say about john and his knowladge and patient to teach you and your dog,no 1.
Melissa (Mel725)Melissa (Mel725)
18:27 13 Oct 22
Highly recommend!!! John is amazing at training. He and the entire staff have gone above and beyond to ensure our dog was properly trained. He provided clear instructions and responded promptly to any of our questions. We are forever grateful to John and his team. Our dog is so much better at walking— no more pulling me or dragging me across neighbors lawns or chasing squirrels!!! . Again I highly recommend this place for any dog training needs. You will not be disappointed! Thank you John!
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19:24 05 Sep 22
We highly recommend John as a trainer! After interviewing many trainers in for our 18-month old Rottweiler, and after he evaluated our dog, we though that John was the best at setting our expectations for her training, putting in practical terms what goals we could achieve and how we would get there. Our dog spent 5 weeks with John and we are really happy with her training. John not only trained our dog but the 4 post-board training sessions with us and our dog, trained us how to handle her as well. We found John to be really observant correcting our body language and verbal cues, explaining to us what our dog’s perspective is. This helped us to adjust our routines with her at home and proof his training. We look forward to her next training session with him as we make progress together!
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I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional dog training services provided by John Soares. His expertise and dedication have transformed my furry friend’s behavior, and I am beyond thrilled with the results.

From the very first session, John displayed a deep understanding and knowledge of canine behavior. He took the time to assess my dog’s individual needs and created a customized training plan that addressed specific behavioral challenges we were facing.

This is just one of the hundreds of glowing reviews from our satisfied customers!

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Marlboro, NJ
Medford, NJ
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Millburn, NJ
Millstone Township, NJ
Montclair, NJ
Montgomery Township, NJ
Moorestown, NJ
Morris County, NJ
Morristown, NJ
Mount Laurel, NJ
Mountain Lakes, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ
New Providence, NJ
Newark, NJ
North Bergen, NJ
North Caldwell, NJ
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North Plainfield, NJ
Nutley, NJ
Old Tappan, NJ
Palisades Park, NJ
Paramus, NJ
Parsippany, NJ
Paterson, NJ
Plainfield, NJ
Princeton, NJ
Red Bank, NJ
Ridgewood, NJ

River Edge, NJ
River Vale, NJ
Rumson, NJ
Rutherford, NJ
Saddle River, NJ
Scotch Plains, NJ
Secaucus, NJ
Short Hills, NJ
Somerset County, NJ
South Brunswick, NJ
South Jersey
South Orange, NJ
South Plainfield, NJ
Spotswood, NJ
Springfield Township, NJ
Stone Harbor
Summit, NJ
Teaneck, NJ
Tenafly, NJ
Tewksbury Township, NJ
Union City, NJ
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Voorhees, NJ
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Washington Twp, NJ
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